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  • Newbie to Aphasia, and hopping to beat this.

    Posted by Barry Goldberg on June 23, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    So almost 3 months ago I had a stroke, and at that moment, I couldn’t say my wife’s name, I would read or write (thanks for emoji’s 👍). Now I’m speaking mostly, obviously writing, doing a lot better, but very bad reading, but memory is my biggest problem. I hope that I will beat this, but have a realistic expectation that it will be better, but not enough to get me back to the work force. I feel blessed that I’m alive, and that I have what I have regained over the last 3 months – I’m just so afraid that my brain will one day say that there is no more to recover.

    So that’s a first “Hi everyone” – sorry, but I suspect most of us had a similar first post.

    I will say, I am very appreciative that this website has so many tools and information – thank you for that!


    Michael Boeri replied 12 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Meredith Murray

    June 25, 2023 at 9:05 am

    Hey Barry! I’m Meredith! ☺️ Welcome to the club! 🧠 Thanks for your awesome post about your recovery! 👍 It sounds like you have had quite an eventful, 3 months!

    So happy you found this fantastic, helpful resource!

    So where are you located?

    I’m in sunny 🌞 San Diego, California.

  • Michael Boeri

    June 26, 2023 at 8:26 am

    Hi Barry! Welcome to the Aphasia Community! Thank you for sharing your aphasia journey. That sounds like amazing progress in just 3 months! The Aphasia Library is a helpful resource to learn more about the different types of aphasia as well as aphasia treatments and resources. If you’re looking for memory and reading exercises, I’d suggest checking out TalkPath Therapy and TalkPath News in the apps section of the community. Both apps are free to download and offer different types of therapy exercises, including memory and reading.

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